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Counseling and more to help you thrive

From addiction support groups to behavioral health counseling, you’ll find links here to programs, resources, and events that can make a difference in your life.

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Support groups

Browse support groups by topic. Chat, check in, or connect with others virtually.

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Explore events and activities you can sign up for around the state.

Get more prevention help and support from these organizations.

These local and national organizations and programs offer education and support when you need it.

NameAgeGenderAccepts InsuranceLocationsPhoneWebsite
Name
Age
Gender
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Phone
800-969-4357
Website
 

Emotional support and self-destructive behavior

Name
Delaware’s 24-Hour Child Priority Response Hotline
Age
Children
Gender
All
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Phone
800-969-4357 or 911
Website
 
Name
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Hotline
Age
All
Gender
All
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Phone
800-662-HELP (4357)
Website
 
Name
Age
Adults
Gender
All
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Visit website for details
Phone
Website
http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/pdachome.html

Addiction Action Committee: Public-private partnership started by the Division of Public Health and the Medical Society of Delaware to bring together multiple stakeholders to address the prescription drug abuse problem in Delaware.

Name
Delaware Adolescent Substance Abuse Facts
Age
10-19
Gender
All
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Online resource
Phone
Website
https://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/facts-and-stats/national-and-state-data-sheets/adolescents-and-substance-abuse/delaware/index.html
Name
Age
All
Gender
All
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Visit website for details
Phone
Website
http://getrightsideup.org/

Prevent Youth Suicide : Resource website for parents, teens and the community.

Name
Age
All
Gender
All
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Visit website for details
Phone
855-378-4373
Website
http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/

Office of Adolescent Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Parent Hotline: 855-DRUGFREE (378-4373)

Name
Age
11-18
Gender
All
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Phone
Website
https://www.cdhs.udel.edu/seow/school-surveys/delaware-school-survey-%28dss%29

Annual Study of Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Abuse Among 5th, 8th and 11th-Grade Students in Delaware Public Schools.

Name
Age
All
Gender
All
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Visit website for details
Phone
Website
http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dsamh/prevention.html

Strategic Prevention Framework – State Incentive Grant: Partnering to reduce substance abuse and related problem behaviors by strengthening children, families and communities through prevention and early intervention training, education and services.

Name
Age
All
Gender
All
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Visit website for details
Phone
Website
http://medicineabuseproject.org/

The Medicine Abuse Project : Five-year action campaign that aims to prevent half a million teens from abusing medicine by the year 2017.

Name
Age
17 and under
Gender
All
Accepts Insurance
Yes
Locations
Statewide
Phone
302-633-2600
Website
http://kids.delaware.gov/pbhs/pbhs.shtml

Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families: Provides a continuum of prevention services, early intervention services, and mental health and substance abuse treatment programs for children and youth.

Name
Age
All
Gender
All
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Visit website for details
Phone
1-855-DRUGFREE
Website
http://www.drugfree.org/Delaware

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: Nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and helping families impacted by addiction, including guides and resources.

Name
Age
All
Gender
All
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Visit website for details
Phone
Website
http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dsamh/prevention.html

Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health: Information on prevention training, initiatives and events across the state to encourage safe and healthy Delawareans across the lifespan.

Name
Resources for talking with teens
Age
Parents
Gender
All
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Visit website for details
Phone
Website
http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/resources-and-publications/info/parents/just-facts/
Name
Age
10-17
Gender
All
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Delaware State Police Troop 2, 100 Lagrange Ave., Newark
Phone
302-593-0949
Website
https://www.attackaddiction.org/

atTAcK addiction, a grassroots advocacy group, provides a monthly drug awareness and prevention program called Reality Tour that takes you into the life experiences of a teen addicted to drugs. Intended for youth ages 10-17, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Name
Age
Parents
Gender
All
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Visit website for details
Phone
Website
https://www.redclayschools.com/domain/1291

Red Clay School Nurses: Red Clay School Nurses have been on the forefront of prevention efforts at the high school, middle school and now elementary school level, using the Smart Moves, Smart Choices program.

NameAgeGenderAccepts InsuranceLocationsPhoneWebsite
Name
Age
Gender
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Phone
Website
https://christianacare.org/services/behavioralhealth/project-engage/

Project Engage is an early intervention and referral to substance use disorder treatment program, within Christiana Care Health System, designed to help hospital patients who may be struggling with alcohol or drug use. Project Engage collaborates with hospital staff to identify and connect patients with community-based treatment programs and other resources.

Name
Age
Gender
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Phone
Website
http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/pdachome.html

Addiction Action Committee: Public-private partnership started by the Division of Public Health and the Medical Society of Delaware to bring together multiple stakeholders to address the prescription drug abuse problem in Delaware.

Name
Age
Gender
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Phone
302-395-2811
Website
https://www.nccde.org/1266/HERO-HELP-Program

Hero Help, administered by the New Castle County Police Department, is a collaboration with the Delaware Department of Justice and DHSS’ Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to provide drug and/or alcohol addiction treatment to qualifying adults who contact the police and ask for treatment, or to individuals in lieu of an immediate arrest for lesser crimes.

Name
Age
Gender
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Phone
302-655-1153
Website
http://www.triadde.org

Hosts ongoing education seminars that are open to the public at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1104 N. Adams St., Wilmington.

Name
Age
Gender
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Phone
302-858-4764
Website
https://www.delawaregoespurple.org/default.asp

Community awareness campaign in Sussex and Kent counties about the dangers of substance abuse, support for education and treatment, reducing the stigma of addiction, and sending a message of hope and healing.

Name
Age
Gender
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Phone
Website
http://getsmartaboutdrugs.com/

Practical website from the Drug Enforcement Agency for parents, educators and caregivers.

Name
Age
Gender
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Phone
Website
http://www.cadca.org/

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions: National membership organization representing more than 5,000 coalitions and affiliates nationwide.

Name
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Helpline
Age
Gender
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Phone
800-662-HELP (4357)
Website
 
Name
Sussex County Health Coalition
Age
Gender
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Phone
302-858-4764
Website
https://www.sussexcoalition.org
Name
Resources for talking with teens
Age
Gender
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Phone
Website
http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/resources-and-publications/info/parents/just-facts/
Name
Age
Gender
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Phone
Website
https://www.cdhs.udel.edu/

University of Delaware’s Center for Drug and Health Studies: A collaborative effort to develop innovative approaches in the treatment of drug addiction.

Name
The Problem with Prescription Opioids
Age
Gender
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Phone
Website
https://www.cdc.gov/opioids/basics/prescribed.html
Name
Age
10-17
Gender
All
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Delaware State Police Troop 2, 100 Lagrange Ave., Newark
Phone
302-593-0949
Website
https://www.attackaddiction.org/

atTAcK addiction, a grassroots advocacy group, provides a monthly drug awareness and prevention program called Reality Tour that takes you into the life experiences of a teen addicted to drugs. Intended for youth ages 10-17, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Name
Age
All
Gender
All
Accepts Insurance
No
Locations
Caravel Academy. Bear, DE, Levy Court Building. Dover, DE, Bethel United Methodist Church. Lewes, DE
Phone
302-834-8938
Website
https://www.attackaddiction.org/

Grassroots advocacy and education group hosts monthly awareness and prevention program, Reality Tour, for parents and youth age 10-18.